SELECT PROGRAMS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A limited number of engaging conference-related experiences will be open to the public at no charge. These include
Projects Space, NCECA Gallery Expo, Cup Exhibition & Sale, K12 Exhibition, keynote presentation, and the Randall Session:

More info coming in December!

Projects Space
Projects Space will involve  different artists working individually or within teams to develop new works involving clay, time and change where they will engage visitors in the creative process. The artists were selected through an international call for proposals for experimental and innovative work that stretches the confines of the contemporary ceramic field.

NCECA Gallery Expo


NCECA Gallery Expo brings an array of national galleries exhibiting some of the highest quality ceramic art where representatives will interact with all of those interested in learning more about collecting contemporary ceramic art.

Keynote Speaker: TBA
Randall Session: TBA
K12 Exhibition
An annual competition and exhibition for K-12 ceramic students to showcase their ceramic art. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country.
Cup Exhibition & Sale

All donated cups will be considered for the NCECA “Cups of Merit” Commission Award. In its fifthteenth year, the award is designed to add further recognition of the extraordinary quality of these donations. The selections will be made by a jury’s review of all donated cups and winners announced on Saturday. The NCECA Cups of Merit Award was established to recognized outstanding craftsmanship and artistic merit among the generous donors to NCECA’s Annual Cup Sale. Each year NCECA appoints a small panel of three distinguished ceramic artists to make merit awards from the cups submitted to the Annual show. Jurors will make purchase awards totaling up to $1000 to three or more makers included in the Cup Sale. Each award will be of an amount sufficient for NCECA to purchase two or more cups based on the pricing presented to the sale administrator. NCECA will retain one of the cups in its collection for as long as a time as it is practical. Cups may be periodically removed from the collection to recognize individuals for outstanding service or generosity to NCECA.
Please note: Registration passes are REQUIRED to enter the Resource Hall (booths and tables of Commercial, Non-Profit, and Institutional participants).